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Surprise! – Three Things Challenge # 31/32

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Surprise! – Three Things Challenge # 31/32

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Today’s prompt: tortilla, vault, riverbed

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Today’s prompt: rainbow, serpent, cookie

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The year 1819…

When the town founders buried the time capsule down by the riverbed, they thought the waterproof vault would keep the contents dry for many, many years.

The year 2019…

Two hundred years later, there was held a celebration on founder’s day. The town had grown over the years, and it was time to open the time capsule. As the crowd of townspeople gathered for speeches, they were treated to a bar-b-que, with lots of fajitas wrapped in tortillas. For desert there were chocolate chip cookies. The circus-like atmosphere had everyone in a festive mood.

Town dignitaries held shovels with rainbow streamers tied on them, and were at the ready. When the band started playing, they started digging.

Shortly, the vault was brought up from the hole, and the big moment had arrived. The band played a drum-roll as the Mayor pried open the lid.

The serpent sprung out of the canister like one of those joke snakes…but he was real. He bit the Mayor on the nose, then slithered off into the water.

The joke was on the town of Clownsville.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

March Squares – Spikes # 10

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March Squares – Spikes # 10

Now these are spikes!

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For today’s spiky photo, I have saws.

What can you say about saws, except they have sharp, serrated, spiky, pointy and jagged blades. We don’t have a chain saw, but just these two out in the garage.

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It wasn’t very easy to find a song about a saw, but I did find this one. They are using a chain saw as part of their act, revving it up to make loud sounds.

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“The Lumberjack”, by Jackyl, was released from their album, “Jackyl”, in 1992. It was written by Jesse James Dupree, and is on the Geffen label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

The Kangaroo Hops – Three Things Challenge # 15 # 16 # 17

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The Kangaroo Hops – Three Things Challenge # 15  # 16 # 17

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https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/three-things-challenge-pl15/

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Today’s prompt: orange, mosquito, license

Today’s prompt: filter, keepsake, salad

Today’s prompt: kangaroo, light bulb, taco

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poquito = little

mojito = Cuban cocktail

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After getting my liquor license, I opened my own little hole-in-the wall pub I named The Kangaroo Hops. Besides artisan crafted beers, my specialty is a twist on the cocktail called Mojito. It is made with oranges instead of limes, and quite refreshing. I use filtered orange juice, lime wedges, and white Rum. The little mosquitoes  that fly around the streetlights at night, occasionally come in for a sip, too. They prefer it more than their usual blood meal from their human hosts.

My customers are very laid back, and don’t mind sharing their drinks, as they are busy chowing down on my signature salad, which is a vegetarian’s delight, It features keepsake tomatoes, grown from organic heirloom seeds.

Along with the veggie salad and cocktails, I also provide a few other munchies, because drinking on an empty stomach is not a good idea. Finger foods are the way to go, and if I do say so myself, the chef has outdone himself with his own version of the taco. He calls them poquito taquitos, which are rolled up corn tortillas stuffed with spicy meat, then deep fried. Everyone seems to like them.

If you’re looking for a unique place to just kick back and relax of an evening, drop on in when you see the flashing, neon light bulb over the door. We’re open 5 – 12 seven days a week. We welcome all.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Love Is In Da Blog – Patriotic Love of Country – Day 23

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Love Is In D Blog – Patriotic Love of Country – Day 23

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For today, Bee has suggested we find patriotic songs, or songs we like about our favorite country. Thanks, Bee!

These don’t necessarily have to be about the country we live in, but for me it is the USA. I’m so thankful we do live here. I’ve lived in other countries, and they are wonderful, but there is just nothing like coming home to our own America.

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“This Land is Your Land”, written by folk singer, Woody Guthrie, was released in 1945. It has been recorded by many artists over the years.

What I found was that the song has many verses, and some recordings use the main ones that Woody Guthrie wrote, but they leave out some of the verses. Even this recording by he, himself is different from the listed lyrics I found.

So, I put one of his original recordings, plus one that has pretty pictures, and one version of the lyrics I found.

Anyway, I like the song, and hope you do, too. 🙂

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[Words and Music by Woody Guthrie]

[Chorus]
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Verse 1]
As I was walking a ribbon of highway
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me a golden valley
This land was made for you and me

[Chorus]
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Verse 2]
I’ve roamed and rambled and I’ve followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts

And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Verse 3]
The sun comes shining as I was strolling
The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
The fog was lifting a voice come chanting

This land was made for you and me

[Chorus]
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Verse 4]
As I was walkin’ – I saw a sign there
And that sign said “No trespassin'”
But on the other side …. it didn’t say nothin!
Now that side was made for you and me!

[Chorus]
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Verse 5]
In the squares of the city – In the shadow of the steeple
Near the relief office – I see my people
And some are grumblin’ and some are wonderin’
If this land’s still made for you and me

[Chorus]
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Chorus]
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

[Verse 6]
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me

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Lyrics found on Geniuslyrics.com

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This song is a new one for me, as I found it by searching patriotic songs. I like it a lot.

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“Red White & Blue”, by Lynyrd Skynyrd, was released from their album, “Vicious Cycle”, in 2003. It was written by Johnny Van Zant, Connie Van Zant, Brett Warren, and Brad Warren. It is on the Sanctuary label.

 

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We don’t have no plastic L.A. friends
Ain’t on the edge of no popular trend
Ain’t never seen the inside of that magazine GQ

We don’t care if you ‘re a lawyer, or a Texas oil man
Or some waitress busting ass in some liquor stand
If you got soul
We hang out with people just like you

My hair’s turning white
My neck’s always been red
My collar’s still blue
We’ve always been here
Just trying to sing the truth to you
Yes, you could say
We’ve always been
Red, white, and blue

Ride our own bikes to Sturgis
We pay our own dues
Smoking camels, drinking domestic brews
You want to know where I have been just look at my hands

Yeah, I’ve driven by the White House
Spent some time in jail
Momma cried but she still wouldn’t pay my bail
I ain’t been no angel, but even God, he understands

My hair’s turning white
My neck’s always been red
My collar’s still blue
We’ve always been here
Just trying to sing the truth to you
Yes, you could say
We’ve always been
Red, white, and blue
Yeah, that’s right

My Daddy worked hard, and so have I
Paid our taxes and gave our lives
To serve this great country
So what are they complaining about

Yeah, we love our families, we love our kids
You know it is love that makes us all so rich
That’s where were at, if they don’t like it they can just
Get the hell out

My hair’s turning white
My neck’s always been red
My collar’s still blue
We’ve always been here
Just trying to sing the truth to you

My hair’s turning white
My neck’s always been red
My collar’s still blue
We’ve always been here
Just trying to sing the truth to you
Yes, you could say
We’ve always been
Red, white, and blue

Oh oh, red, white, and blue
Red, white, and blue
Oh, red, white, and blue

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Lyrics found on Songlyrics.com

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Love Is In Da Blog – 1980s – Day 13

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Love Is In Da Blog – 1980s – Day 13

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Today for the challenge we are looking and listening to offerings from the 1980s. Thanks, Bee, for all the fun prompt suggestions!

The 80s gave us so many great songs. I’ve spent most all morning going down memory lane just listening to a lot of my favorites. Actually trying to find one to post on here, but there are so many. Now I sound like a broken record that’s stuck on the same phrase…so many good ones.

Anyway, I’ve posted this one before, but just can’t help it. I love this song. Hope you enjoy it, too.

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“Angel Eyes”, by The Jeff Healey Band, was released in 1989, from their album, “See The Light”. It was written by John Hiatt and Fred Koller, and is on the Arista label.

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Girl, you’re looking fine tonight
And every guy has got you in his sight
What you’re doing with a clown like me
Is surely one of life’s little mysteries

So tonight I’ll ask the stars above
“How did I ever win your love?”
What did I do?
What did I say
To turn your angel eyes my way?

Well, I’m the guy who never learned to dance
Never even got one second glance
Across a crowded room was close enough
I could look but I could never touch

So tonight I’ll ask, the stars above
“How did I ever win your love?”
What did I do?
What did I say
To turn your angel eyes my way?

Don’t anyone wake me
If it’s just a dream
Cause she’s the best thing
Ever happened to me

You can look all you like
But this girl you see
She’s leavin’ here with me tonight

There’s just one more thing that I need to know
If this is love why does it scare me so?
It must be somethin’ only you can see
Cause girl I feel it when you look at me

So tonight I’ll ask the stars above
“How did I ever win your love?”
What did I do?
What did I say
To turn your angel eyes my way?
Hey, hey, hey, yeah, awww

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Ride Captain Ride – Song Lyric Sunday – Water

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Ride Captain Ride – Song Lyric Sunday – Water

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/02/02/water-cohesion/

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For today’s SLS, the word prompt suggestion is water. We can find songs having to do with any type of water, be it oceans, lakes, rivers, bays, etc.

Thanks for hosting this fun musical challenge, Jim!

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This is a song that I’ve always liked, because it brings back memories of an all night long, nonsensical drive around town with friends.

Here’s what is interesting/strange about the lyrics, to me, now that I’ve read them.

  • Why 73 men? What’s the significance of that number?
  • A storm was blowing, yet the sea was peaceful?
  • The ship was a mystery ship, come from nowhere, and then disappeared. Were they aliens from another planet trying to lure people to their ‘mystery ship’, and ‘another world’?

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“Ride Captain Ride”, by Blues Image, was released from their album, “Open”, in 1970. It was written by Mike Pinera and Frank Konte, and is on the Atco/Atlantic label.

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Ride Captain Ride

{Intro}

Seventy-three men sailed up from the San Francisco Bay
Rolled off of their ship, and here’s what they had to say
“We’re callin’ everyone to ride along to another shore
We can laugh our lives away and be free once more”

But no one heard them callin’, no one came at all
Cause they were too busy watchin’ those old raindrops fall
As a storm was blowin’ out on the peaceful sea
Seventy-three men sailed off to history

Ride, captain ride upon your mystery ship
Be amazed at the friends you have here on your trip

Ride captain ride upon your mystery ship
On your way to a world that others might have missed

{Bridge}

Seventy-three men sailed up from the San Francisco Bay
Rolled off of their ship, and here’s what they had to say
“We’re callin’ everyone to ride along to another shore
We can laugh our lives away and be free once more”

But no one heard them callin’, no one came at all
Cause they were too busy watchin’ those old raindrops fall
As a storm was blowin’ out on the peaceful sea
Seventy-three men sailed off to history

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Just Jot It January 2019

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Just Jot It January 2019

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 1st

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 1st, is whatever you want to write. If you haven’t already posted about your New Year’s resolutions, this would be an excellent time to do it! Have fun!

It’s back! Just Jot It January is a fun challenge, hosted by Linda G. Hill. The rules are simple…just attach a pingback to anything you post/write every day in January. That’s it. You will also get to see what everyone else blogs about this month. It’s fun.  See details at the above link and join in the fun!

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So the prompt mentions resolutions for the new year. I don’t make any, because I’m sure I wouldn’t keep them up after a day or so.

I always have good intentions and plans for things to do, and can get started on them, but then get distracted by other things, and never finish up the first things.

Maybe I should just say I have some ideas, and go with that. Here are a few…

  • Write a few more stories and poems this year (may or may not post them here). I’ve gotten distracted by all the fun blog challenges, which I love to do, but keeping up with them all takes time, and time away from other kinds of writing. So, we’ll see how it goes.
  • Get rid of stuff from closets and drawers. Try to get organized a bit. Things I’ve kept for scrap books, either put them in one, or throw the stuff away. Umm-hmm…
  • Plant some seeds in the spring. I like trying to grow things, even if I’m not good at it. I’ll try again this year.
  • Get back to doing more art projects and crafts. I have several things to paint, put together, and blank books to draw in. Fun, but getting started is a problem, and I keep putting it off saying maybe tomorrow…
  • Here’s a nice idea…send actual letters through the mail to people I know. I used to write lots of letters before email came along. I like getting fun mail, so I imagine other people would like to get letters, too.

Anyway, that’s my thoughts for this first day of January & Just Jot It!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Square in December – Time – Day 18

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Square in December – Time – Day 18

Craftsmanship takes time and patience

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For the month of December, Becky has prompted us with the word ‘time’. To see more entries and join in the fun, just click the above link. Thanks so much, Becky!

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My Peace & Love bracelet/watch, given to me by my daughter. The back of the watch is a peace sign. All it needs is a new battery.

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“Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There is a Season”, by The Byrds, was released in 1965. It was written by Pete Seeger, who adapted the words from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible. It is on the Columbia label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS